Opportunities for Students in Equity Research Studies
Development of Evidence for Equity
Evidence for Equity aims to develop a searchable online database of user-friendly summaries of systematic reviews, with assessment of whether the results can be applied/extrapolated to disadvantaged populations. Would you like to contribute to writing summaries? Or work on a systematic review to identify the best way to present evidence in summarized formats?
Do Psychometrics, Clinimetrics and Econometrics really differ in how one should evaluate 'what works' in reducing inequities in health, education, social policy and practice?
We are looking for students with an interest in development economics at any level who might be interested in helping with and coauthoring on a paper on the similarities and differences of methods used by development economists compared with clinical epidemiology.
We are working with some development economists in the context of systematic reviews of development within the Campbell Collaboration http://www.campbellcollaboration.org/.
Knowledge Translation methods
In the XXI century it is even more important to adapt to the new range of technologies available to explore new possibilities and evaluate implementation. Could we action the best information available to make a difference for patients with musculoskeletal conditions?
Testing methods of updating and priority setting
Priority setting is always an important (and controversial) issue. Cochrane reviews are world leaders because of the commitment to keep them up-to-date. But how can we choose when and which reviews should be updated and how do we decide when a review is out of date?
Impact of a Decision Aid application
Decision aids are a recognized tool for improving patient-health professional communication and improved shared decision making. New technologies bring new opportunities for better and faster dissemination of these tools, but also challenges on whether the spirit of the intervention can be kept or will be diluted or challenged by the new technologies. Designing and evaluating the impact of new applications for smartphones are other devices can allow a faster and more up-to-date use of these tools. The application of these with low literacy populations needs testing.
For more information on these opportunities, please contact us!
Jennifer Petkovic: Jennifer.Petkovic [at] uottawa.ca